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several times as michelle obama wowed delegates. >> our team coverage begins with tracie potts. >> democrats bringing their heavyweight. former president bill clinton. the only person more popular michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a speech about decisions based on family values. >> these issues are not political. they are personal. barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> a message aimed at women. >> he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and health care. he did not care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. he cared it was the right thing to do. >> not once did she mention mitt romney but plenty of others dead. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the rain gear and outsource the elvis -- he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> romney under attack as democrats prepared to nominate their president today. too much focus on social issues and not enough about the economy and the national debt. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> among the speakers last night
at the ramada inn. >> president obama will accept the democratic nomination, wrapping up the party's convention in north carolina. bill clinton argued that president obama was handed a bad hand. tracie potts has more. >> bill clinton making the case to reelect barack obama. >> no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> defending health reform. >> are we better off because president obama fought for health care reform? you bet we are. >> he attacked lies about medicare reform and condemned mitt romney's plan. >> we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down. >> ohio put president obama over the top. >> all 188 votes for the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> president obama joined clinton on stage. the president speaks tonight. vice president joe biden did a walk-through. his speech moves inside amid the threat of severe with the bank dampening the democrats' final day. we're still waiting to see what changes video will make to accommodate the crowd. from charlotte, i'm tracie p
start tomorrow. what is president obama doing on his way here? >> a restaurant in dundalk goes up in flames. >> we are in store for a week of wet weather. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> this is not the best forecast we have ever delivered. if you want to do something outside, do it as early as you can. 76 at the airport. it is dry in most areas to start the day but it is humid. a tropical atmosphere. scattered light rain showers this morning. the thunderstorms will develop this afternoon in some neighborhoods. not everybody will see the rain. high temperature of 83 degrees. we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast and carry through next weekend. >> a woman is dead after a fire in northeast baltimore. >> it happen on sunday morning on north avenue. kim dacey is live downtown wit
weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
>> president obama wraps up the democratic national convention calling for more jobs. we have the story coming up. >> a baltimore city police officer will be laid to rest today. >> the iron man gets his own man of iron. new statue honoring cal ripken jr.. >> what be a more -- a nice weekend? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. we will do something different. we have memorized this hour. >> maybe you have memorized it. >> i do it every day. we're expecting a nice day. it is warm. 69 degrees. mostly clear skies. we will see a lot of sunshine. we could see an isolated shower or thunderstorm. the changes on the way this weekend. a powerful cold front is heading this way. our first taste of fall-like weather. >> good morning. a nice start this friday morning. closures along monument over tow
over the next six and a half weeks as mitt romney and president obama push to get themselves in front of the voters on the ground and over the airwaves. a new report shows both camps have the cash to keep the candidates in the public eye. the presidential rivals are spending money is about as quickly as they are pulling it in. >> new finance reports show candidates raised more than $110 million last month along with their parties. it lot being spent on ubiquitous campaign ads. >> it may all seem like static to swing state voters inundated with ads, do not expect to see any less of president obama or mitt romney. he will make more of a push to get in front of voters the next few weeks. president obama is hitting the trails, too, like here in florida. new campaign finance reports say the obama campaign paid $70 million for media last month, nearly twice mitt romney s spending according to the u.s. a analysis. many ads are getting ratings of half true. >> campaigns are making claims based on some accurate facts but exaggerating and twisting them in some way. >> mitt romney would take awa
romney is looking to reshape his controversial comments as president obama goes on the attack. >> the orioles work into the wee hour of the morning. highlights of the marathon that ended when most of you were asleep. >> the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> anywhere from one to four inches of rain. there were not any tornadoes reported. power got knocked out in some areas. it will be a smooth morning commute. we don't expect any rain. in the 50's in the northwest suburbs. breezy and cooler today. high temperature around 74 degrees. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. the storm has passed. we have an accident on the east side of the beltway. watch for delays. not seeing any delays on 95. 65 miles per hour traveling down from the
? >> a new poll shows president obama ahead of mitt romney by double digits. they both will be campaigning in the same part of the state today. to theomney's bus tour final stop in a key state. republicans hope to have an opportunity to turn the tide to show romney is the better choice for the economy. >> he had no better idea. it was a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell where many workers like the president's bailout of the auto industry. democrats keep up their attack. >> they act like the recession fell from the sky. whoa. "how did this happen?" >> the president was shift gears -- the president will shift gears. we have been talking about other signs the economy is going in the right direction. housing prices are up in some of the biggest cities. >> president obama is pulling light in ohio. what about other states -- president obama is pulling ahead in ohio. >> we're talking about florida. president obama is ahead of mitt romney 53-54. obama up by 12 in pennsylvania. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> with just a handful of games left in the regular season, t
the senate. it has kept obama from doing a lot of the things he wants to do because he cannot get anything through the house. >> a vote on the spending bill may be held up because rand paul wants a vote on his amendment to cut aid to some countries. another late night for the baltimore orioles. after playing 18 innings, they needed extra innings. this time it was adam jones who came up in the clutch. he blasted a home run in the 11th inning. that broke a 1-1 tie and gave the baltimore orioles their 15th straight win. meanwhile, the presale begins today for orioles playoff tickets. they go on sale to the public saturday morning. tickets can be purchased exclusively on line. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of orioles playoff tickets this year? i would imagine that will be one hot item. so many years of waiting for them to get to the playoffs. >> 49 degrees at the airport. mcdonald's news -- loses the top spot as best burger chain. >> linsey lohan has another run in with the law on the east coast. what the troubled activist is a cute -- activist-- act
will visit memorial sites. hallie jackson joins us live with that story. how was president obama marking this anniversary? >> president obama will start his day with a moment of silence after talking with his team to make sure what happened 11 years ago does not happen again. it has been one year since the sound of bells last echoed at ground zero. this year the nation has begin to mark the anniversary of september 11. leonnse secretary panetta visited shanksville, pennsylvania, yesterday. >> i want to pay tribute to those who died on 9/11. >> ceremonies are planned at the pentagon and at ground zero in new york. you'll not see any partisan bickering today. campaigning takes a backseat to commemoration. >> i am at mitt romney and i approved this message. >> both candidates are pulling their ads off the air. national security is still an undercurrent in the race. mitt romney will speak with national guardsmen in nevada. >> i will not cut our military budget. i will keep our military strong. >> president obama reminded the nation of osama bin laden's death. >> we put them on the path to de
as president obama hopes to ride the momentum from charlotte on the campaign trail . both men prepare for the final sprint to the election day. hallie jackson examines reach man stands in the polls. >> president obama has an advantage over mitt romney but the gop team is hoping to close the gap. this man gave president obama a lift. the president got a leg up in several new polls. romney is hoping to close the gap. he says -- >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. i want to make sure those with pre-existing condition can get coverage. >> he attended church yesterday but is back on the campaign trail today in ohio. >> the same plan they have had for 30 years. cuts, tax cuts, gut a few regulations, then give some more tax cuts. >> what is setting up its campaign contributions on both sides. both candidates are pulling their ads off the air to mark as the nation pauses to remember september 11. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a florida police officer is dead after being struck by a pickup trucks. he was preparing to shut down the west palm beach highway when he was stru
of media outlets can help candidates connect with voters. >> tonight jay welcomes first lady michelle obama. >> live with caylee and michael -- k elly and michael. >> the reason they are going on these shows is because that is where some of the of your ship is they would not otherwise be able to attract. >> remember bill clinton on the arsenio hall show 20 years ago? >> female voters are a key demographic for both candidates. >> the strategy could come at a price. ask then't get to presidential candidates as many face questions and a fthey less of a need to answer them. >> bottom line, do not force voters to change the channel to find the candidates. >> we will see come november. >> neither candidate has cut off the more traditional hard news program. mitt romney and president obama appeared on "60 minutes" over the weekend. the president talked about his vision for the country and the attack in libya and what he calls his hardest day, an attack in afghanistan that left more than two dozen u.s. troops killed. if the president did not win a second term, he said he would like to get back to w
% -- >> this is the obama ad that will greet romney's team in ohio. starting today. >> maybe romney should come clean on his taxes. >> a reference to romney's release of his 2011 tax returns showing he paid 14.1% on close to $14 million in income. >> he has not been straight with the american people about those finances. >> i think it will be about your bank account and not his swiss bank account. it will be about your job, whether you have one or you are afraid of losing it. >> jobs are still the focus on the campaign trail. >> i am fighting to create american jobs. >> thank you. >> mitt romney will shift his own focus. he will spend less time with donors and more with voters. what will not change are the attacks against president obama. >> he said he can't fix washington from the inside. that can only be done from the outside. we will give him a chance on november 6 to do that. >> the campaigns will cross tracks in ohio later this week. president obama will head to the buckeye state himself to rally voters. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 53 degrees at the airport. if you're packing a lunch, there's a
president obama announced his support for marriage equality in may. some religious groups are gathering for prayer. >> it's clear that god does not approve that lifestyle. >> recent pools show that more -- recent polls show that more than half of americans do approve of same-sex marriage. >> i am hopeful that the president's support and the inclusion of marriage equality in the democratic platform will help us win these marriage initives this fall and in november. >> maryland is one of the states with the ballot initiative coming up this november. republicans are coming from a different perspective appeared their party platform calls for a change defining marriage as between a man and a woman. >> after delegates adopted a platform, what else can we expect to see tonight? >> for you guys, the big drop will be governor o'malley. he is slated to kick off the prime time coverage. we'll hear the keynote from the san antonio mayor. michelle obama will speak. there's a lot of anticipation from delegates to hear her tonight. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the governor will speak before the de
-american protests have now spread through a reported 11 countries. >> our demand is that president barack obama appears and makes an official apology. >> demonstrators furious over an inflammatory depiction of a film. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> now u.s. diplomatic missions worldwide are preparing for more protests. >> it's friday. it's a day of prayer in the islamic world. and i really hope that cooler minds prevail. >> after a violent attack on the u.s. consulate on tuesday, the government now involved in the deaths of four americans including the death of navy seals. >> glen was an amazing human being, and we're devastated. >> the safety of diplomats overseas is of key concern. >> i think there will be a focus of security around our ambassadors and consulates. >> i've directed our authorities to protect all americans serving overseas and abroad. it's one of my highest priorities as president. >> and the deputy minister says it's possible these militants may have had some inside information from libyan securities. >> and how about the video sparking the protests? can
-on a clip recorded at a fundraiser in may and posted by mother jones yesterday. >> president obama's campaign manager pounced on the comments. st. it is heart to serve for president of all americans when you have written off half the nation. romney said that is not the case. he did not back away from his remarks. >> those reliant on government are not as responded to my comments. >> he it knowledge he was speaking off the cuff. >> it is not the first time a fundraising clip has caused a stir. remember 2008? here is the candidate talking about frustrated americans. comments that paul ryan has referenced in his stump speech for weeks. >> guilty as charged and proud to say so. >> reporters will get a chance to record romney's fund-raisers as early as today when the candidate goes to salt lake city and dallas. >> how true is mitt romney's comments? >> we found that that is technically pretty close to accurate, 46% of people did not owe income taxes in 2011, but they paid other taxes like ax.ome-t t >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the orioles gained ground in a push towards the post se
to start voting six days from now on october 2. >> the obama campaign making the push to get people to the polls soon, and not just here in ohio. more than 30 states allow folks to cast ballots early and in person. >> you're telling people, you don't have to wait until november 6. you can vote right away. >> in 2000, 18% of voters cast ballots before election day. in 2008, the number climbed tothis year, early ballots will 30%. top more than a third of all votes. >> people like the convenience of voting early. we see people doing that. >> the campaigns strategize to maximize this. spending months laying groundwork locking down the votes in october or september. some think democrats may have the advantage of this year. >> early voting is going to weigh toward the obama campaign perhaps decisively. >> i need your help on november 6 and every day till then. >> some argue every day until then. >> he doesn't have until november 6 to make the case. he has to make the case in the next couple of weeks for a lot of these voters. >> that includes voters in virginia, a key battleground state b
and burned to ashes and four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens, president obama as bowling vengeance. >> as for the ones we loss last night i will assure you we will bring the killers to justice. >> these warships are on their way to the libyan coast, as well as dozens of marines and fbi evidence teams as the u.s. disc -- whether the violence was actually planned. >> the question is, was there a series underlying extremists or terrorist act and if so, home. >> we cannot say for sure or for certain it is an al-qaeda event. it has all the hallmarks. but we could determine overtime their baby another organization. >> muslim activists denounced the attacks. >> i condemn them and to note that they are not in keeping with the principles of the islamic printable of justice. >> on the floor of congress, senator john mccain cautioned the libyan assault does not represent the people. >> that is not the real libya. the libya chris stevens knew and learned to love so well. >> the state department has issued a travel and a rise against libya. we are seeing the u.s. stepped up security a
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